Pudla for Your Soul aka Indian Chickpea Crepes

2014-05-20 20.12.19

Gasp! This is the second Indian recipe I’ve decided to share with all of you.

I am really excited. First, because I actually successfully made these for the FIRST time. Second, I just really love these so much and it brings back amazing memories from my childhood, dipping these yummy babies in loads of ketchup (forgive me, I didn’t know any better- though it still tastes delicious with or without it).

So, wipe the drool off your chin and get ready to enjoy one of the easiest Indian dishes EVER (and it’s gluten free).

What You Need: 

1 1/3 cups chickpea/garbanzo/gram (also known as besan) flour
1 cup water
1 jalapeno, diced finely
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 inch fresh ginger, chopped
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon of ghee/clarified butter (this isn’t necessarily vegan, but honestly it’s not going to kill you to use it!) **option to use canola oil**

How You Make it: 

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the besan/chickpea flour, salt, chili powder. Finely chop the cilantro, jalapeno and grated ginger and toss in. Slowly pour in the water removing any lumps that may have formed- use your hands!
  2. When you have a smooth mixture, let sit for at least half an hour or up to 2 hours.
  3. Once you’re ready to cook, toss in tomatoes. Stirring gently.
  4. Grab a tawa, cast iron skillet or frying pan. Heat on high and drizzle a small amount of ghee or canola oil. Reduce the heat to medium high.
  5. Using a ladle, pour gently onto the center of the pan. Gently move the mixture around to form a circle, hopefully as evenly as possible.
  6. Cook on one side until you see bubbles forming on the top (think, pancakes). Flip over and cook the other side until golden brown and crispy.
  7. Serve while hot with chutney, greek yogurt (or tzatziki), ketchup or however else you like your pancakes 🙂

Now, get yourself to the kitchen and start making these today! You will start craving these yummy savory pancakes RIGHT now.

For the tzatziki lovers

For the tzatziki lovers

Peace, love and NO Beef!

Guramrit

 

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Mama’s Green Soup for the Soul

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Working, running errands and actually having a life is really a lot of work and boy is it exhausting. Who in the world has time to whip up a full blown meal at the end of one of those “is this day ever going to end” days? Not I! This soup is probably the EASIEST and most nourishing soup you can possibly make (thank you mom). It takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare including blending time. Without further ado, here is the recipe!

What You Need:

  • 2 zucchini, quartered
  • 1 cup of parsley
  • 5 stalks of celery (or more depending on your like/dislike of celery), chopped
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, to taste
  • Garlic Powder, to taste

How You Make It: 

  1. In a deep pan bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Toss in veggies and cook until celery and zucchini are tender.
  2. Remove most of the water, still reserving at least 1/4 cup. Let veggies cool for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Toss into a blender (please be careful, this will be hot). Blend until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Mix in garlic powder and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (soy sauce or tamari works wonders as well). Serve immediately.

Benefits:

  1. Zucchini is loaded with Vitamin C- say hello to sexy skin, healthy immune system, overall wellbeing and farewell to free radicals ; it keeps your eyes healthy and strong (thanks to its phytonutrients); great source of Manganese, which is a great source of collagen, keeping your skin nice and supple, giving it that much needed bounce.
  2. Parsley helps detoxify our livers, helps cut down on the development of bad bacteria (the kind that makes your breath stink), protects your blood vessels, helps fight illness and more. Bring on the parsley! We love you!
  3. Celery is a great friend to those detoxing and for fans of Ants on a Log (think nut butter and raisins on top of a celery stick, yum). Celery reduces inflammation, keeps you calm, your body alkaline (too much acid = sickness), aids digestion and is said to give your sex life a boost.

Your mind, body and soul will appreciate this simple (and super healthy) soup.  Cozy on up on the couch and slurp up this green goodness. Who knew the simplest meal could taste so good?

Peace, love and NO beef.

Guramrit